The Year Britain Stopped

1 x 90 for Channel 4
May 2021

A fascinating portrait of Britain on the brink, with stories from a society suddenly impacted by the Coronavirus. From frontline workers to scientists, the stories of everyday heroes thrust into extraordinary positions by the disaster including the nurse who helped save Boris Johnson’s life, this film explores what the Covid crisis tells us about modern Britain.

“This won’t be the last time this timeline is explored, but few will do as fine a job as the award-winning 72 Films” – The Sunday Times

“A fascinating portrait of Britain on the brink, with Covid stories across society – from frontline workers to scientists, and Boris Johnson and the nurse who helped save his life.” – Radio Times

Executive Producers: Rob Coldstream & Mark Raphael

Director: Christian Collerton

Producer: Debbie Lowe

Editor: Tom Herington

Production Executive: Melanie Bines

Line Producer: Laura Watts

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